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Final Fantasy XIII-2 90 percent done, release date reveal at TGS

Monday, 12th September 2011 01:26 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Square Enix has dropped some new info on Final Fantasy XIII, and is teasing a TGS release date reveal.

At a fan event over the weekend, as reported by Andriasang, producer Yoshinori Kitase said the game is 90 percent complete and has been in development for one and a half years.

Director Motumu Toriyama said the game’s release date would be announced an event which was blanked out after the word “Tokyo”, but it’s is almost certainly the TGS, which officially kicks off on Thursday morning, Japanese time.

Square Enix had previously only confirmed a 2011 release for the game

Fans asked how long the game would be, and were told that although the main plot is a little shorter than in FFXIII, extra content will keep fans busy for longer. Moreover, Kitase was blocked by PR from answering whether the game would have DLC, but his request for permission to answer suggests an affirmative.

Kitase also hinted that a special edition is planned, and said FFXIII save files will reward players with bonuses.

Hit the link above for more details on the game’s characters, systems, and a mysterious, unique red chocobo.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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  1. Gama_888

    90% done and in developement for 1.5 years;

    where the hell is versus?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    @1

    Not in production at least according to Tetsuya back in June.

    http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/07/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-update/

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ultramega

    @2
    I’m pretty sure by full production he’s referring to it not being in a near-finished state. That’s the way I read it, at least. I’m sure it’s gonna be a couple years off yet. It’ll probably one of the last great games this generation… unless they decide to pull a FFXIII and wait till next generation to finish it.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @1 It’s easy to be 90% done when 90% of your assets are being re-used from the pevious game.

    The game is looking terrible in every regard though. The lead character designs are enough to put me off right from the bat.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. JimFear-666

    finalfantasy is gay…

    trolololololololololololol

    trollface.jpg

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @3

    It means that they are barely past prototype and the game still has a lot of work involved. The article mentioned that he has the lead members but no actual workers on the product yet. Why do you think we haven’t heard anything about it in the last 3 years? ALl they were showing were the very bare bones of the game.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. ultramega

    @6
    I understand what you’re getting at, but many of his statements have been lost in translation over the years, so I’m not sure if that’s exactly what he meant. They still need to get their asses in gear though.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    Could be easily lost in translation but if there has been no info on it other than “soon”, “still be worked on”, etc. If it quakes like a duck and looks like a duck, its most likely a duck. Meaning after FFXIII and the huge amount of complaints with the game they shifted their gear to put as many people on making a “sequel” in hopes to solving the issues the first one had using the same assets as the last game.

    I used to be a huge fan of square but that ship has passed and Square is just trying to claw their way back by trying to fix stuff that is passed. They should have put more focus on Versus instead of a quick fix.

    #8 3 years ago